Walking Holidays in Perthshire



    Perthshire Walking Breaks from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry

    Perthshire Walking Breaks

    Pitlochry is set at the heart of hundreds of miles of prime hiking country. Taking advantage of this excellent location for hiking holidays, Rosemount Hotel is perfectly geared towards Perthshire walking breaks. With a variety of room grades, flexible meal offerings, mucky gear storage and drying facilities and deals for leaving cars parked over nights where the guest may be hiking elsewhere, Rosemount takes care of those little details that all add up to making a great walking holiday in Perthshire.

    An Ideal Location and Environment for Hiking Holidays

    As the pace of life ever quickens and time off becomes accordingly more precious, a few days spent sauntering through scenery that makes the heart sing and the soul soar, carry some of the highest value as a holiday offering. The search for a short break becomes one for the best walking accommodation, where location and hospitality at the end of a pleasantly tiring day are of prime importance. Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry Perthshire fits the bill on many levels.

    A Variety of Rooms, in terms of Size, Price and Amenity

    We’ve four grades of room which match comfort and amenity with every type of budget and set of priorities. We’re pet friendly and are located at the centre of a network of 40 miles of waymarked trails with endless further walks for those who prefer a ramble off the beaten track. A warm welcome home, with hearty dinners, cosy atmosphere and a well stocked bar complete the recipe for a successful walking break in Pitlochry Perthshire.
    Additionally, many pet owning walkers like to bring their canine companion along on walking holidays in Pitlochry. Rosemount Hotel is delighted to offer dog friendly B&B for walking breaks in Pitlochry


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    Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry

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     Reviews by past guests at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry number in their thousands, across various media, and are an excellent tribute to the craft skills of our wonderful and dedicated team of staff. Be sure to explore our rates for some great discounts, especially for early and late booking.

    The Rosemount Hotel has garnered high praise and positive reviews from past guests who have experienced its exceptional hospitality and top-notch services. Visitors have highlighted the hotel’s cosy, characterful and comfortable accommodation, delicious dining options and attentive staff who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. Many guests have raved about the stunning views, convenient location, and overall ambiance of the Rosemount Hotel, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a delightful and unforgettable experience.


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    Just Some Highlights of Walks in and around Pitlochry, Perthshire


    Free Interim Parking for Longer walks from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry

    The hotel is surrounded by great hiking trails and Pitlochry is located at the end of the Rob Roy Way. Often, it is a great help to be able to park the car safely with us for a few nights and walk away for a few days then return to the hotel. We have free interim parking for guests staying a minimum of 2 nights in Premium Accommodation (normal car-size only and limited numbers of vehicles per night). Some like to stay with us for one night either end of their walk. Others have friends bring and park their car, whilst they join us for 2 nights at the end of the Rob Roy Way.

    Great walks from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry Perthshire

    Here are but a few of the very local walks that our guests enjoy on a daily basis:-

    The Braes of Killiecrankie

    There’s a wholehearted guarantee for a day of joy for those able to undertake a 3, 5, 8 or 11-mile walk along quiet road and through woodland alongside the water’s edge. The River Tummel sports some of the most stunning scenery to be found in the UK. Furthermore, you’ll discover ideal Perthshire walking Breaks at Rosemount Hotel.

    See the Killiecrankie Walk

    Variations Upon the Killiecrankie Walk

    The Braes of Killecrankie walk can be conveniently sectioned down into smaller walks using one of several bridges that span the waterways enroute. This makes it ideal for novice or avid hiker alike. For those preferring a hill climb, the walk can incorporate an add-on in the form of the route that runs along Craigower Hill, entitled the Beallach Walk. This is also waymarked and dotted blue, on the map above, as an extension to the heavily demarcated route which skirts Loch Tummel and ventures part-way along the River Garry.

    Phase 1 – Pitlochry Dam to The Boating Station and Back to Town. A shorter, pleasant loch-side stroll which can be extended to the fuller walk

    The route to Pitlochry Dam (Fish Ladder) is well marked at the northwest end of town. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there form Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. If the intention is simply to enjoy the waterside stroll to cross the Clunie Bridge (marking the start of the walk on the map, above) and walk back to the Boating Station, then there will be time to enjoy the small independent shops and cafes that make our town so very pleasant a place to spend a few hours’ browsing and relaxing.

    The views from both sides of Pitlochry Dam are perfectly delightful. However, if you wish to press on, take the path to the right once you have crossed the dam and follow this along the loch in front of Fonab Castle Hotel to an opening that takes you very briefly near the A9, so maybe any off-lead dogs and small children could be secured at this stage. From here, a perfectly good pavement takes you along the quiet Foss Road to Clunie Bridge – where the Killiecrankie walk picks up on our map above.

    Pitlochry Dam


    Phase 2 – Clunie Bridge to Clunie Dam (Idyllic Picnic Spot) and Spardon Wood, then press on for Linn of Tummel, or return to Clunie Bridge and Pitlochry Town

    Now’s the time to take a choice. Either cross Clunie Bridge, heading back to town via Pitlochry Boating Staion, or press onwards. Your walk could take you to Clunie Dam and Spardon Wood for some fabulous birds eye views of the most spectacular part of the Tummel Valley, then maybe down to the Loch at Clunie Dam for  picnic before returning to Clunie Bridge and Pitlochry, or you could press on for the Linn of Tummel, across Coronation Bridge to the meeting of the Rivers Tay and Garry. This is a delightful walk alongside tumbling rapids of the Linn of Tummel. When rainfall is sufficient, waterfalls also grace the hillside drops into the river and the mind turns to Hobbits, Elves and Fairies.

    On, then to the Garry Bridge – the next point which gives an opportunity to curtail the walk. Coincidentally, this is also home to Highland Fling Bungee, so fear not should you hear blood-curdling screams upon approach. It really is nothing personal:-

    View from Clunie Dam area


     Phase 3 – Another choice to press on to Killiecrankie Visitor Centre ( and maybe a bus back to Pitlochry or the uphill Beallach Route) or to take the route along the opposite side of Loch Faskally to return to Pitlochry

    The last phase of the walk allows one or two more opportunities to curtail – either by pressing on to Killiecrankie Visitor centre (being mindful of the 100 step upward climb) and catching a bus back to Pitlochry, or else by returning along the north facing shore of Loch Faskally via the Boating Station.

    Also from Killiecrankie Centre, it is possible to take the Bealach na Searmoin hillside path back to Pitlochry, though we advise that if this is the preference, to reverse the direction of the entire walk, since this stretch is the hardest on the legs.However, the views and total peace and serenity make the slight effort worthwhile.

    Back at Rosemount Hotel, a warm, cosy bar awaits with a fine stock of malt whiskies. Just the job to put a spring back in your step. A hearty dinner and fireside chat make a perfect end to the most perfect day.

    Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry

     Further walks  in the Pitlochry area. . . . online leaflets and links

    Ben Vrackie Walk

    Ben Vrackie is a well known and much-admired hill which forms the ever-changing and scenic northerly landscape to the bustling resort town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. Because “the Ben” sits to the north of the town, the sun lights its rugged southerly aspect, emphasising the contrast between greens, purples and greys in an ever-moving and dramatic way. All this against an equally dynamic and stunningly contrasting sky.



    Ben Vrackie translates as `speckled mountain` and comes from a time when white quartz rocks were scattered across its slopes. On a good clear day the view from the summit of 2,757 ft (841 m) is tremendous with the Beinn a Ghlo range to the north and the sweep of Strathtay and Strathtummel to the west. In exceptional conditions it is even possible to see Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

    The walk to the summit of this imposing backdrop to Pitlochry town (sometimes known as Ben y Vrackie)  is approximately 3 hours  there and back from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. The path is well-constructed for most of the route, passing beside Moulin Burn and then across heather moorland.  A Lochan situated two thirds of the way up provides good safe swimming for dogs – an ideal cooler on a hot day. The final section is more demanding, but worth a little effort in return for the rewarding views. Red grouse and red deer live on the hillside and sometimes a flash of white can indicate the presence of the shy mountain hare.

    Dunkeld paths Online leaflet

    Pitlochry paths Online leaflet

    Black Spout Pitlochry (requires to be printed)

    8 combinations of Beautiful Walks and Bus Journeys in Perthshire

    Birks of Aberfeldy Leaflet

    Kinnoull Hill Leaflet

    Inner Tay Estuary (Carse of Gowrie) Leaflet

    Great Perthshire Accommodation for Walking Breaks

    We hope we have provided sufficient information for you to be able to plan an enjoyable walking break in Perthshire. Remember – Rosemount provides ideal accommodation in Pitlochry Perthshire for walking holidays

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